Cyber ​​attack: Ticketmaster claims data of Canadian customers leaked

By: 600011 On: Jul 10, 2024, 2:34 PM


American ticket sales and distribution company Ticketmaster has confirmed that customer information was leaked following a cyber attack in April and May. The company said the personal information of customers in Canada was stolen. In a statement issued by Ticketmaster, it is clear that the unauthorized third party may have obtained personal information from the database of the third party data service provider. The incident took place between April 2 and May 18. Then the infamous hacking group ShinyHunters came forward, claiming to have stolen 1.3 terabytes of data containing the personal information of 560 million Ticketmaster customers.

The company said in a statement that an investigation following the data breach revealed that the personal information of customers who had booked tickets for events in North America had been leaked. The company points out that users' names, email, phone numbers, and credit and debit card information may have been leaked. But it is indicated that user accounts have not been affected.

Meanwhile, in an emailed statement, the company said it is committed to protecting customer data and deeply regrets the data breach caused by the cyber attack. This is the first expression of regret by Ticketmaster following the data breach that affected more than half a billion customers in various countries.